60,000 Fitness Resistance Bands Recalled Following Injury ReportJul 18, 2014
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced a recall of 60,000 Bollinger fitness resistance bands over injury hazard. The announcement was made in collaboration with Health Canada.
In the United States, fitness retailer, Bollinger, recalled 60,000 of its Fitness Classic and SoftTouch fitness resistance bands with door attachment. Another 3,000 units were recalled in Canada.
A black plastic ball that is connected to the resistance band’s door anchor may unexpectedly release. When this occurs, the user may be stricken, which poses an injury hazard to consumers. One report of the door anchor ball releasing has been received, to date. This resulted in an injury to the user.
This recall involves Bollinger Fitness Classic and SoftTouch resistance bands with door attachment in model numbers 5771, 5772, 5773, 5774, and 5775. The product’s resistance bands are 4-feet long and manufactured of gray rubber with gray, red, black, or blue accents.
The recalled Bollinger Fitness Classic and SoftTouch resistance bands with door attachment are constructed with black foam handles and a door attachment. Also, a 5-inch strap of nylon webbing is looped onto the band with a plastic ball that is attached or encased and which serves as a door anchor. The Bollinger Fitness logo appears on the handles and the model number appears on the product’s packaging.
The CPSC release advises consumers to immediately cease using the door attachment and to contact Bollinger Fitness to obtain instructions on how to receive a free replacement door attachment, including free shipping. Bollinger may be reached, toll-free, at 1.800.255.6061 from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday; by email at SGuess@alliancesportsgroup.net; or online at www.bollingerfitness.com (click on “Important News” at the bottom right corner of the page for more information).
The recalled Bollinger Fitness Classic and SoftTouch resistance bands were sold at Fred Meyers, Marshalls, Modell’s Sporting Goods, and T.J. Maxx, and other retailers nationwide and online.
The Bollinger Fitness Classic and SoftTouch resistance bands were sold from July 2012 through March 2014 for between $9 and $14 and were distributed by Bollinger Fitness, a division of Alliance Sports Group L.P., of Grand Prairie, Texas. The recalled products were manufactured in China and Taiwan.